What's Liz Nichols up to this month? Storytelling? Laughter Yoga? Kids & Family Yoga?

Dear <<First Name>>,

This week I got to share two things I love, TimeSlips creative storytelling and laughter yoga, at the fabulous 13th annual Alzheimers' Assn Circle of Care Retreat in Foster City. The event was designed especially for family caregivers, and some also brought their partners with mild or 'early stage' cognitive impairment. Those included several dear friends and also many new friends, made through the power of finding fun even in tough times.

The organizer shared a touching comment with me, that sums up why I do what I do: 

"One of our volunteers, Mary, shared with me that the caregivers at her table were feeling so emotionally heavy.  There was one woman who talked about how frustrated she feels with her father. Mary said that she was so encouraged to see this particular caregiver laughing and smiling during your activities!  You truly have a gift for lightening up the room, and bringing in some much-needed laughter. "

So come and get some fun with me this month - and please talk to me about how I could bring some upbeat energy to a stressed-out group, or an event you are part of.

Click on the event links below to see all the details. And please, spread the good word by forwarding. Thanks!


PS This month is also the time to get yourself to a "Tellabration" near you! Learn more about events nationwide, and find out about our local events throughout November here.

Sunday, November 5th 10:30-11:15 - subbing in Alameda - bring the little ones!
Sunday, November 12 at 11-noon - Oakland  

Storytelling around the Bay
Silk Road House "Caravan of Stories" in Berkeley
Sunday, November 12th at 3-5 pm

Contra Costa Tale Spinners - a monthly swap
Thursday, November 30th @ 7pm
Orinda Library

Laughter Yoga - you won't break a sweat but you might bust a gut! 
Regular Monday night Meetups in Oakland

Family Fun Yoga

Sunday, November 5th 10:30-11:15  
1502 Park St, Alameda

I've been subbing this class occasionally for a couple of years. It's fun!
Introduce your child(ren) to yoga by spending quality time with them as well! Have your little one enjoy the benefits of yoga through music, story telling and games! Family yoga is ideal for EVERYONE. Anyone ages 2+ is welcome to learn the FUNdamentals of yoga through a child’s perspective.  $15 for three family members per class admission. Additional family member $5

Sunday, November 12th (& December 10th)
11 AM - noon

Park Boulevard Yoga Center
4226 Park Blvd, Oakland

Explore yoga the easy way, doing lots of partner & group poses, acting out stories, music, yoga games, and mindful breathing. 
Kids (ages 4 & up) and adults of all ages - no experience necessary.
 Drop in: $20 per adult/child pair. Additional family member $5.
Package of 4 classes for $59 per adult/child pair (expires 6 months from purchase) Click to learn more!

Early Bird Special -
  • Prepay this month's drop-in by Wednesday, 11/8 and get 50% OFF
  • Email me to take advantage of this offer!


Storytelling Around the Bay

Caravan of Stories: Epic!
Sunday, November 12th 3-5 pm
Silk Road House
1944 University Ave, Berkeley

This monthly series highlights the traditional stories of Central Asia. I will tell a short piece of the Turkmen epic "Harman Dali" aka “Crazy Harman”. Most epics we know center on men. How does a woman get to be the BIG center of attention? Find out! Supporting fabulous tellers Neshama Franklin, with the tale of "Robia with the Forty Foot Long Hair,” and Cathryn Fairlee, who brings us both Tuvan throat singing and a brave Tuvan epic heroine, Bora Sheelei.
Suggested $10 donation at the door. Advance tickets are also available at epictales.eventbrite.com

Contra Costa Tale Spinners Story Swap

Thursday, November 30th  @ 7-9pm
Orinda Library, Gallery Room
I co-host a fabulous FREE monthly story gathering at the Orinda Library (short walk from BART). As a "story swap", we invite a featured teller and then open the floor to anyone who wants to share a story.
For more info or to get on the mailing list for this series, email me.


Oakland Lifefire Laughter Yoga
Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:30pm  
Liz Leads: November 13, December 11


Kaiser Permanente Medical Building
2nd floor PT Conference Rm
3701 Broadway, Oakland (btwn 38th & W MacArthur) 
Secure parking in the attached garage (free exit after 9pm)

FREE; drop-ins welcome. Donations gratefully accepted, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Annie Goglia and Liz Nichols, co-leaders
Find us on Meetup.com
Questions? email oaklandlaughterclub@gmail.com

Liz Nichols uses decades of experience as a storyteller, elementary teacher, and yoga practitioner to bring The Power of Fun to all ages. She is a Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. 

Happy Thanksgiving!
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